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Figuring Modesty in Feminist Discourse Across the Americas, 1633-1700 Women and Gender in the Early Modern World Tamara Harvey

Figuring Modesty in Feminist Discourse Across the Americas, 1633-1700 Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

Tamara Harvey

Published September 28th 2008
ISBN : 9780754681175
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174 pages
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Inventive in its approach and provocative in its analysis, this study offers fresh readings of the arguments and practices of four seventeenth-century Euro-American women: Anne Bradstreet, Anne Hutchinson, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, and Marie deMoreInventive in its approach and provocative in its analysis, this study offers fresh readings of the arguments and practices of four seventeenth-century Euro-American women: Anne Bradstreet, Anne Hutchinson, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, and Marie de lIncarnation. Tamara Harvey here compares functionalist treatments of the body by these women, offering a new way to think of corporeality as a device in literary and religious expressions of modesty by women. In doing so, Harvey explores the engagement of these women in ongoing religious, political, scientific and social debates that would have been understood by the authors contemporaries in both Europe and America.